Due to the another forced lock-down, I am focusing currently more on my games with solitaire mode, reaching to long not-played titles. One of them is ACIS – a really interesting, abstract and brutal take on ancient history. I had already played 5 scenarios in that game and the time has come to continue.
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea allows you to create or conquer the great civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean. It is abstract take on the epoch – you build great Wonders to glorify a peaceful, thriving, commercial empire – or sack cities and conquer new lands as you spread your domain across the waters and around the shores of the Inner Sea. It allows you to lead one of 10 civilizations in one to six player games – from pre-defined scenarios to a full sandbox games
In my solitaire game-plays of ACIS I am focusing on pre-defined scenarios, which are thematic, high-level historically accurate and fun to play. Today the time has come do play Alexander the Great set-up but from his adversary perspective Darius III.
As always, I will propose picture-rich session report, clearly depicting set-up and main events & developments of the game. Enjoy!
We begin Turn 1 immediately from the cards phase – one of the most brutal elements of the ACIS!
What a crazy game! A lot of things happened, the AI was pretty challenging, razing and burning my cities. Still, a well-prepared attack on the Greek mainland and lucky card-draw caused Alexander to stop his conquest and return home to pacify the situation. The game was won by my, the Asia minor was anyhow lost to Greeks. Really funny game!